Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Board of Fisheries
PO Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526
January 14–18, 2023
Egan Civic and Convention Center, Anchorage
(January 4, 2023)
NOTE: This tentative agenda is subject to change throughout the course of the meeting.
This Tentative Agenda is provided to give a general idea to the public of the board’s anticipated schedule. The board will attempt to hold to this schedule; however, the board is not constrained by this Tentative Agenda.
The DEADLINE to sign up for PUBLIC TESTIMONY will be Sunday, January 15 at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, January 14, 8:30 a.m.
Call to Order; Introductions of Board Members and Staff,
Board Member Ethics Disclosures
Continue STAFF REPORTS, as needed
PUBLIC TESTIMONY: Oral Public Testimony, including Advisory Committee Reports
Public testimony will continue until those who are present at the meeting are heard; the board will continue working through its agenda immediately upon conclusion of public testimony.
Sunday, January 15, 8:30 a.m.
Continue public testimony
COMMENCE COMMITTEE WORK AND DELIBERATIONS
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE – GROUP 1: NORTH PENINSULA DUNGENESS CRAB AND PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND GROUNDFISH (3 Proposals: Chair – Carpenter)
Proposal 170 (North Alaska Peninsula Dungeness Crab); Proposals 171–172 (Prince William Sound Groundfish)
BOARD DELIBERATIONS on Group 1
Monday, January 16, 8:30 a.m.
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE – GROUP 2: TANANA SUBSISTENCE AND SPORT FISHERIES (12 Proposals: Chair – Mitchell)
Proposals 63-64 (Chatanika Northern Pike Subsistence); Proposals 65–74 (Tanana Drainage Sport Fisheries)
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE – GROUP 3: KOTZEBUE and NORTON SOUND COMMERCIAL and SPORT FISHERIES (4 proposals: Chair – Heimbuch)
Proposal 75 (Norton Sound Sport Fisheries); Proposal 76 (Kotzebue Commercial Fisheries); Proposals 77—78 (Norton Sound Commercial Fisheries)
BOARD DELIBERATIONS on Group 2
BOARD DELIBERATIONS on Group 3
Tuesday, January 17, 8:30 a.m.
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE – GROUP 4: YUKON SUBSISTENCE, PERSONAL USE, COMMERCIAL, and SPORT FISHERIES (11 proposals: Chair – Wood)
Proposals 79–85 (Yukon Subsistence and Personal Use Fisheries); Proposal 86 (Yukon Sport Fisheries); Proposals 87–89 (Yukon Commercial Fisheries)
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE – GROUP 5: KUSKOKWIM SUBSISTENCE, COMMERCIAL, and SPORT FISHERIES (8 proposals: Chair – Jensen)
Proposals 90–93 (Kuskokwim Subsistence Fisheries); Proposal 94 (Kuskokwim Sport Fisheries); Proposals 95–97 (Kuskokwim Commercial Fisheries)
BOARD DELIBERATIONS on Group 4
BOARD DELIBERATIONS on Group 5
Wednesday, January 18, 8:30 a.m.
Continue BOARD DELIBERATIONS, as necessary
1) This agenda is TENTATIVE and subject to change during the meeting. Schedule updates will be posted at the meeting. An audio of the meeting should be available at the Board of Fisheries webpage (http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fisheriesboard.main) during periods when the board is on the record.
2) Testimony is expected to be limited to three (3) minutes for individuals and groups and ten (10) minutes for advisory committee representative and regional advisory council representatives. These times may be changed by the chair in order to manage the volume of the workload. Advisory committee and regional advisory council representatives may present reports either at the beginning or end of public testimony. The representative should notify the board secretary whether he or she prefers the beginning or end of public testimony.
3) BOARD COMMITTEES AND PUBLIC PANELS: For this meeting, the board has established a number of committees to provide additional review of proposals. Board committees are comprised of board members. The board selects public advisors to the committees from a list of qualified and interested members of the public compiled by the committee chairs following the oral testimony portion of the meeting. Advisory committee representatives are ex-officio advisors to all board committees and may move between board committees as they choose. The purpose of the committee process is to: 1) broaden public participation in the regulatory process; 2) provide another forum for stakeholders to discuss resolution of contentious issues; and 3) provide additional detailed information relative to proposals. Committee of the Whole will serve as the committee structure for this entire meeting.